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A place where we step away from the offers and deals and itineraries for a moment, and take a look at the wider world of cruising. Here you will find tips, advice, cruising news, and a whole bunch of our favourite destinations, excursions, ships, and the best of our luxury cruise lines.

Want to know the Top 10 Activities on a Caribbean Cruise? The Best New Expedition Ships? How to Pack for a Luxury River Cruise? You will find the answers here, plus more!

Ponant Polar Voyage

Polar Voyages with Ponant

“The poles are more than just mere destinations, they govern our existence”

 – Captain Patrick Marchesseau & Captain Etienne Garcia

The polar regions are incredible areas of our planet that have the ability to create huge feelings of awe and wonder for all that visit, leaving an everlasting mark upon each individual. However, visits to the polar regions have far more meaning than simply to observe the amazing wildlife and landscapes.

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Oceania Cruises Dining

Finest Cuisine at Sea

The Finest Cuisine at Sea® - This is what you will experience onboard an Oceania Cruise, but why?

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Windstar Star Pride

Star Pride: what a treat!

Well, what a treat this was! I have just returned from a fantastic voyage with Windstar Cruises on the newly refurbished luxury yacht, the Star Pride. It was the Star Pride’s Inaugural voyage, since having had a major facelift, and it certainly delivered on all levels! We sailed from Athens through to Barcelona, stopping off at various ports throughout Greece and Italy. It was such a lovely experience, and one the most intimate cruises I have been lucky enough to have sailed on so far, carrying just 312 guests!

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Lofoten Archipelago

Iconic Norway: 130 Years of Hurtigruten

One of our most popular destinations for an elite ocean or luxury expedition cruise is Norway.

Understandably, this vast country attracts millions of visitors every year. Known for its snow-capped mountains and winding fjords, Norway is one of the most popular destinations for a luxury cruise. The Land of the Midnight Sun, with its long summer days, is the perfect place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Koko's Restaurant

Scenic's food is out of this world!

Scenic Eclipse. What an experience!

In so many ways this trip gave me the wow factor! As a Cornish girl, sailing out of Fowey was always going to be special for me but driving up to the harbour where I spent so much of my childhood and seeing such a sleek and stylish ship docked was really something quite unique.

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Galapagos Tortoise Sanctuary

A Trip of a Lifetime

I’ve been working within the cruise industry for over 20 years and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to visit some amazing destinations but the Galapagos is like no other.

Having travelled on an expedition cruise around South America before, I thought I had an idea of what to expect but how wrong was I?!

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Scenic Eclipse

Blown Away by Scenic Eclipse

I just returned from three days on board the ultimate expedition cruise ship: Scenic Eclipse. My colleague Emma and I joined the Western Europe Discovery voyage which was sailing from Lisbon to Bergen – however we just sampled a snippet of the journey and embarked in Fowey, Cornwall, and disembarked in Amsterdam three days later.

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Windstar Wind Spirit

Dreams of Tahiti with Windstar

There’s no denying that getting to Tahiti from the UK is one of the longest journeys you could ever take, but is it worth it? Tahiti had been a bucket list destination for us for a long time and what better way to do it than on a magnificent tall ship sailing to all of the Society Islands on a week long cruise.

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Top tips for eating healthily on a cruise

A cruise holiday can be the perfect choice for anyone who wants to make sure that their every need is catered for, as well as being able to see a range of new places. The excitement of going to sleep in one place and then waking up in another can hardly be matched by any other holiday, and the range of entertainment on board means that you’ll never be bored.

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Scuba Diving

Best Places in the World for Scuba Diving

Water sports are an incredibly popular activity on luxury cruises - especially small ship ocean, expedition, or yacht-style cruises. In particular, snorkelling and scuba diving tend to be high up on many travellers' bucket lists when visiting beautiful islands, golden beaches, or exciting tropical destinations.

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